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The Playmatic contains four simple, ad free games for babies: Magic, Bubbles, Balloons, and Hot Air. There are no ads during game play, no popups, and no settings. There's nothing that requires adult intervention, and there's nothing for your child to break.

All four focus on cause-and-effect interactions that are designed to appeal to babies, and they are carefully designed to be baby-proof. Adults have also found these simple games to be calming and satisfying. And the occasional pet (especially cats) like them too!

# The Games

Magic: Each time your baby touches the screen, cheerful colors and happy sparks appear, and a piano note plays. When your baby shakes your device, a song plays automatically!

Bubbles: Bubbles float down the screen, and they pop when they are tapped. When your baby shakes your device, all the bubbles will pop at once!

Balloons: Balloons float up the screen, and they pop when they are tapped. When your baby shakes your device, all the balloons will pop at once!

Hot Air Balloon: Hot air balloons float up the screen, and each time your baby touches one, and a skydiver jumps out with a parachute. When your baby shakes your device, skydivers will jump out of all the hot air balloons at once!

# Reviews

I'm very impressed with this app. You really are in tune with what babies want to see and do, and what they are capable of doing with their little hands. — "Nanamijares" in the USA

Great for keeping the little one entertained at the airport, on the plane, and anywhere else where keeping him amused is a parent's primary objective. — "CalgaryBen" in Canada

I'm a developmental therapist. I use Playmatic to teach cause/effect, to help with visual tracking with my visually impaired kids, and as a motivator for gross motor skills. They, and their parents, love it! — "Preacher120" in the USA

This app is amazing. I'm a daycare teacher, and this app is perfect for my toddler room, introducing them to technology. Wonderful. — "Kijgdf" in the USA

My 5 month-old loves this app. Her face lights up every time she plays with the bubbles. Best part is no ads or popups that she can accidentally go into. — "Will Grizzard" in the USA

Great game for babies. My son has fun popping bubbles, and I even enjoy popping bubbles sometimes to relieve stress. — "77dodo" in Australia

Super fun app for kids! I was over at a friend's house and her 4 year-old got hooked on this! I didn't think I was ever going to get my phone back ;) — "StaceFace17" in the USA

There are SO many apps that try too hard and fail. This one gets it just right: Fun and straightforward. — "ElJacques" in the USA

My kids love this game, and it’s not mind numbing. — "FACS teacher 101" in the USA

Very basic but very clever. My 10 month old loves it. The bubble and piano ones are the best. Better go, baby wants the phone! — "Sarahsheils" in the United Kingdom

What a fabulous app! Thanks to this app, I can enjoy an extra few minutes in the shower while my daughter happily plays bursting bubbles. Thank you! — "Mia and Aimee" in Australia

My son got so excited popping bubbles and hearing the piano notes that he cracked my iPad screen. Seriously though, he's loved this app since he learned how to use a pointy-finger eight months ago. — "_miles_away" in New Zealand

Cute, fun, and a great way to interact with your cat. ;) — "Jullox" in Australia

# Menu

To return to the main menu from within a game, tap and hold the screen for 2 seconds, then slide your finger to the right.

# Questions? Comments?

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to hello@fube.ca. We respond quickly!

iOS Store Category:

Primary: Games

Secondary: Music

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Total Ratings

63
5
40
4
6
3
4
2
1
1
12

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jun 08, 2011 (over 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Apr 09
2020
(Current)
Version 1.8

Stay home, stay safe! Wear face masks and gloves if you go out.

#What's new in version 1.8
- Squashed some bugs
- Updated screenshots

Mar 27
2020
Version 1.7.3

# What's new in version 1.7.3
- Baby-proof menu: To return to the main menu, tap and hold for 2 seconds, then slide right.
- Shake your device for a fun surprise in each game.
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

We know it takes time and effort to review an app, but if you value our work, please consider leaving a positive review. Your support means a lot to us. Thank you!

Apr 27
2018
Version 1.7.2

We know it takes time and effort to review an app, but if you value our work, please consider leaving a positive review. Your support means a lot to us. Thank you!

# What's new in version 1.7.2

- The Playmatic is now free!
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

# What's new previous versions

- Baby-proof menu: To return to the main menu, tap and hold for 2 seconds, then slide right.
- Shake your device for a fun surprise in each game.
- Fully compatible with every iOS screen size.

Apr 02
2018
Version 1.7.1

We know it takes time and effort to review an app, but if you value our work, please consider leaving a positive review. Your support means a lot to us. Thank you!

Are you willing to exchange a few emails with The Playmatic's developer? We are seeking parents to provide brief feedback about future plans for The Playmatic. It should take about 10 minutes of your time to consider the ideas and reply. If you are willing, please send an email to parents@appsforbabies.co.

# What's new in version 1.7.1

- The Playmatic is now free!
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

# What's new previous versions

- Baby-proof menu: To return to the main menu, tap and hold for 2 seconds, then slide right.
- Shake your device for a fun surprise in each game.
- Fully compatible with every iOS screen size.
- Improved graphics scaling for consistency across devices.
- Improved compatibility with iOS 11.

Mar 31
2018
Version 1.7

We know it takes time and effort to review an app, but if you value our work, please consider leaving a positive review. Your support means a lot to us. Thank you!

Are you willing to exchange a few emails with The Playmatic's developer? We are seeking parents to provide brief feedback about future plans for The Playmatic. It should take about 10 minutes of your time to consider the ideas and reply. If you are willing, please send an email to parents@appsforbabies.co.

# What's new in version 1.7

- The Playmatic is now free!
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

# What's new previous versions

- Baby-proof menu: To return to the main menu, tap and hold for 2 seconds, then slide right.
- Shake your device for a fun surprise in each game.
- Fully compatible with every iOS screen size.
- Improved graphics scaling for consistency across devices.
- Improved compatibility with iOS 11.

Mar 23
2018
Version 1.6

We know it takes time and effort to review an app, but if you value our work, please consider leaving a positive review. Your support means a lot to us. Thank you!

# What's new in version 1.6

- The Playmatic is now (temporarily?) free!
- Improved graphics scaling for consistency across devices.
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

# What's new previous versions

- Baby-proof menu: To return to the main menu, tap and hold for 2 seconds, then slide right.
- Shake your device for a fun surprise in each game.
- Fully compatible with every iOS screen size.
- Minor internal updates for improved compatibility with iOS 11.

Mar 21
2018
Version 1.5

We know it takes time and effort to review an app, but if you value our work, please consider leaving a positive review. Your support means a lot to us. Thank you!

# What's new in version 1.5

- The Playmatic is now (temporarily?) free!
- Improved graphics scaling for consistency across devices.
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

# What's new previous versions

- Baby-proof menu: To return to the main menu, tap and hold for 2 seconds, then slide right.
- Shake your device for a fun surprise in each game.
- Fully compatible with every iOS screen size.
- Minor internal updates for improved compatibility with iOS 11.

Mar 15
2018
Version 1.4

We know it takes time and effort to review an app, but if you value our work, please consider leaving a positive review. It means a lot. Thank you!

# What's new in 1.4

- To return to the main menu, tap and hold for two seconds, and then slide your finger to the right.
- Addition of a new game: "Hot Air"
- Complete code rewrite for improved gameplay and compatibility with the newest iOS devices

Dec 16
2013
Version 2.0.7

Removed the ratings alert because it is annoying.

We know it takes time and effort to review an app, but if you value our work, please consider leaving a positive review. It means a lot. Thank you!

Sep 18
2013
Version 2.0.6

All levels are free now!

The menu and icon have been updated to match the style of iOS7.

The ratings dialogue has been improved. Keep the 5-star ratings coming!

Sep 12
2013
Version 2.0.5

All levels are free now!

Jun 13
2013
Version 2.0.4

A redesigned menu to be more like iOS 7.

Mar 13
2013
Version 2.0.3

Added an icon to remind you that you can shake your device to return from a game to the main menu.

Dec 13
2012
Version 2.0.2

If you had problems with the app after the last update you should delete the app completely off of your device before installing this update. This should fix the problem, but if it still doesn't, send an email to help@fube.ca. We'll respond quickly.

- Minor bug fixes.
- Update to IAP image.

Dec 04
2012
Version 2.0.1

- Fixes for bugs in older devices.
- Minor UI improvements.
- Minor improvements to the in-app-purchase experience.

*** Everyone who contacted us to report trouble with the previous version has reported that this version fixes the problem. If you are still having trouble please send an email to hello@fube.ca. Don't just post a review in the app store because we have no way to contact you through there. If you post a review we'll know there's a problem, but we won't have any way to figure out how to fix it. :) ***

Nov 28
2012
Version 2.0

- Complete rewrite of the app, from top to bottom to make it much, much better.
- Updated all graphics to work with retina devices.
- New level, "Hot Air Balloons", available as an in-app-purchase.
- Simplified menu by removing instructions, settings, and any other superfluous things. Now it's super kid friendly — there's nothing to touch unintentionally!
- Simplified returning to the menu from a game. All you have to do now is shake your device. Our two year-old test subject figured this out in minutes and had fun opening and closing games as he pleased.

** NOTE: Some people have reported the app freezing on the first launch after updating a previous installation. If this happens to you uninstall and reinstall the app. **

Aug 26
2011
Version 1.1

- Better instructions
- Records and displays scores
- Improved sounds on the Magic Wand level
- Smaller app size
- Speedier/more responsive
- State saving for faster launching
- Revamped graphics throughout
- Sound on/off option
- Minor improvements to gameplay on all levels
- Level menu is flick enabled
- Rate in iTunes button
- Support button
- Share on Twitter/FB button
- Full localizations in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian
- Partial localizations in German, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Dutch

Jun 08
2011
Version 1.0

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